Ok--so I dropped everything and started working on "Runner Keep My Ears Warm Headband" by Helen Bingham.
Before I knitted my beautiful cables into a hairball, I decided to contact the pattern author. Hopefully she will return my request quickly so I can keep on knitting.
I did frog my Little Black Shrug, and have almost returned to where I left off. Thank you for being honest. I do like it much better. One week of re-knitting will not affect the shrug at all. I will post a pic next week.